Give Us This Day Our Daily Poetry—Reading and writing poems as spiritual practice with Margaret DeRitter and Jennifer Clark

Registration is now open for this workshop (below). There are 4 seats available (limit 35 seats).

Writing and reading poems can be an act of faith. This workshop will explore how the very act of
reading and writing poetry can be a spiritual exercise that opens us up to the Holy and how poetry may
become a vehicle to seek spiritual understanding.

Appropriate for: Adults of all faiths, including practicing and non-practicing poets.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Bios: DeRitter, editor at the Kalamazoo Gazette for 22 years, most recently as the editor of the former
Faith section, teaches journalism classes at Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University. She
has led classes and a writing conference at Kellogg Community College in connection with her poetry
and journalism experience. Her poems have been published in New Verse News, Midnight Circus,
Melancholy Hyperbole, Scarlet Literary Magazine, and Encore magazine.
Clark has worked at Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo for the last fourteen years. Her first book
of poems, Necessary Clearings, was published in 2014 by Shabda Press. Clark has facilitated creative
writing workshops for children and adults in schools, homeless shelters, jails, mental health facilities,
churches and neighborhood center for over 25 years and led Kalamazoo high school students in
“Courage To Create: Writers and Writing for Social Justice” workshops at WMU.

Location: Kalamazoo Valley Community College Arcadia Campus, Downtown Kalamazoo, Room 128.

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Date(s) - Friday, April 15, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Kalamazoo Valley Community College - Anna Whitten Hall, Arcadia Commons Campus, Downtown Kalamazoo


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